Strange Land

  • Record Label: Barsuk
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2012
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  1. Mar 31, 2012
    6
    Minimalist indie rock drawing from folk and alternative, are the components from album by Yellow Ostrich - "Strange Land". An excellent example of the style presented on the disc is the first track "Elephant King". Next, we have only small deviations from it, such as post-punk "The Shakedown", or lethargic, "I Got No Time For You".
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 2, 2012
    68
    What Schaff's everyloner routine lacks in subtlety, it makes up in a certain fraught, occasionally uncomfortable relatability.
  2. Uncut
    Apr 6, 2012
    60
    On "Wear Suits," the trio reveals it can pull off the measured uptown elegance of The Blue Nile, but otherwise, singer/guitarist Alex Schaff delights in scribbling over his songs, as his boyish vocals vacillate between preciousness and brattiness. [May 2012, p.84]
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    60
    There are hints of a potentially great band on Strange Land, just not enough to sustain a full length.